IKEA considering drones for inventory management in Dubai distribution centre

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IKEA considering drones for inventory management in Dubai distribution centre

The company is considering the use of drones for inventory management in its Dubai South distribution centre, Abdelaziz Kadri, managing director, IKEA Distribution Services DWC, tells ArabianSupplyChain.com.

“The Distribution Centre is one of the largest of its kind in the region, with a capacity to handle 120,000 cubic metres in conventional racking on eight levels of storage,” says Kadri. “The 100,000sqm of storage space is split into two sections with 135 134 loading docks and 180 parking spaces in the yard for containers and trucks.”

The DC is currently using RFID scanning and an in-house WMS to keep track of the tens of thousands of SKUs that are stored and distributed from the facility to stores across the GCC, but according to Kadri, IKEA is looking at new ways of keep track of stock. Continue reading “IKEA considering drones for inventory management in Dubai distribution centre”

Disney receives approval to use drones in an aerial spectacle over a theme park (Video)

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Disney receives approval to use drones in an aerial spectacle over a theme park.The FAA has approved Disney’s use of drones to create an aerial spectacle over one of its Orlando theme parks.They had already patented technology to use drones to carry and create displays in the skies above its resorts. On Tuesday, the FAA gave the nod for the company to exploit that technology in what looks like a tip of the iceberg for the fertile minds at the company.

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Google’s drone project is the latest Alphabet project to be target of financial restraint

Google’s drone

Google’s drone project is the latest Alphabet project to be target of financial restraint.The latest Google drones have just started taking flight in the real world. But the team behind the technology is slowing down, trimming headcount and shelving initiatives as the experimental unit becomes the latest target of tightening budgets across parent company Alphabet Inc.  Continue reading “Google’s drone project is the latest Alphabet project to be target of financial restraint”

Drone Test Centre Planned in Twente, The Netherlands (Video)

At present there are insufficient test locations for remote controlled aircrafts in the Netherlands. Therefore companies choose to test their drones abroad. Builders of drones and researchers have an urgent need for space to test safely with drones. Also for the practical training required for drone pilots per July 1, 2015 such special locations are needed. Continue reading “Drone Test Centre Planned in Twente, The Netherlands (Video)”

ATLAS, an Unmanned Medium Ranged Containerized Cargo Freighter

“Design an unmanned containerised cargo freighter that can reduce the cost of shipping by air
and the time required for inter-modal transfers and transport on the ground”, was the objective for a concluding part of aerospace engineering bachelor’s curriculum at Delft University of Technology, called the the design synthesis exercise (DSE). Continue reading “ATLAS, an Unmanned Medium Ranged Containerized Cargo Freighter”